Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by
Isao Takahata

Grave of the Fireflies posterA devastating meditation on the human cost of war, this animated tale follows Seita (Tsutomu Tatsumi), a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko (Ayano Shiraishi), after an American firebombing during World War II separates the two children from their parents. Their tale of survival is as heartbreaking as it is true to life. The siblings rely completely on each other and struggle against all odds to stay together and stay alive.

Released by Studio Ghibli in the same year as My Neighbor Totoro, Isao Takahata’s heartwrenching sibling drama exists on the polar opposite end of the emotional spectrum while achieving the same level of beauty and grace.

“One of the most startling and moving animated films ever.” – The New York Times

Subtitled Japanese


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